Every little explorer needs to keep their hands warm and cozy without sacrificing mobility. This crochet pattern for baby mittens was designed for little Brianna to match her Baby Brie hat. They would look great in many color combinations or in solid yarn. For very little ones thumbs can be omitted.
Last updated: 3/17/13
Size: 3-9 months. The size can be easily adjusted to be bigger or smaller.
Yarn: light worsted weight yarn.
Shown in Caron Simply Soft in pink (MC), white (CC1) and chocolate (CC2).
Hook: size G/6 (4.25 mm or 4.50 mm).
Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in sc. Gauge is not crucial, however find balance between too tight gauge that restricts mobility and too loose gauge that allows cold air to get in or little fingers to poke through.
- The mitten is worked in rounds from fingertips to the wrist in rounds, the opening is created for the thumb (this can be skipped). The ribbing is worked sideways. A little sewing is required. The thumb is worked into the thumb opening afterwards.
- Most of the mitten is worked in continuous rounds without joining. To eliminate “steps” of colors join with sl st (directions will be given) when working with stripes. If only one color is used, work mitten in rounds without joining.
Mittens Pattern (make two)
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Rnd 1: With MC and smaller hook make an adjustable ring, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 6 sc in the ring. Pull ring to close – 6 sc. Place stitch marker (M) in the last st made to keep truck of rows.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st – 18 sc.
Optional: for smaller mitten word Rnd 3 as follows: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 4, 5: Sc in each st around -18 sc. Sl st to next st.
Optional: for bigger mitten work Rnd 4 as follows: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Change to CC1.
Rnd 6: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around, join with sl st to ch 1 – 18 sc.
Change to CC2. Work rnd 6 in CC2 two times.
Change to CC1. Work rnd 6 in CC1.
Change to MC.
Rnd 10: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around, do NOT join – 18 sc.
Optional: To omit thumb, work Rnd 10-12 as rnd 12 below.
For left mitten Rnd 11: Sc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in each st around – 18 sts.
For right mitten Rnd 11: Sc in next 13 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in each st around – 18 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around – 18 sc.
Repeat Rnd 12 one more time. Sl st in next st. Do not fasten off.
Note: Ribbing is worked sideways. There are two steps in making ribbing.
- Step 1: Work specified number of stitches in to the previous row
- Step 2: Connect ribbing to the mitten
With bigger hook ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 4 sc. To connect ribbing to the mitten sl st into next two sts on the mitten, they don’t count towards sts of the row. Turn.
Row 2: Working through back loops only, sl st in each st across – 4 sl st.
Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), working through back loops only, sc in each st across – 4 sc. Sl st twice to connect ribbing to the mitten.
Repeat Row 2 and 3 around the wrist of the mitten. Fasten off leaving 5″ long tail. With yarn needle sew the sides of the ribbing together.
Join MC into the bottom right corner of the thump opening.
Set up rnd: Work 8 sc evenly spaced over sts of the thumb opening. Sc in the next 3 sts. Place stitch marker in the last st made. The stitch marker is a new beginning of the round.
Rnd 1, 2: Sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc2tog around – 4 sts.
Fasten off leaving 5″ long tail. With yarn needle sew/close the hole on the top of the thumb neatly.
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